Autumn Retreat in beautiful Alentejo

Autumn Retreat in beautiful Alentejo

October 2016

“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.’

Lao Tzu

It seems that the Autumn Retreat has already become a welcome fixture in our diaries, being a super way to prepare ourselves for Winter.

This time we had an extra participant during our Retreat – SUMMER. It was absolutely incredible; our Autumn Retreat with gorgeous sunny weather, at nearly 30c.

This time we met in the beautiful Alentejo, immersed in Nature from sunrise to sundown. Our event was hosted by Refúgio das Origens – a family place, Rosa Azevedo’s heritage, and part of a 49.42 acre estate. There are many trees over two hundred years old in the surrounding area, marking the landscape with their grandeur.

We started the days with our morning practice outside, followed by a delicious breakfast. Then we had some time to appreciate the peaceful Alentejo surroundings during our walks. We also met some of the residents of the property; donkeys Carlota and Cortiço, pigs, goats and the sweet dogs, Lady and King, who would sometimes join us for the practice.

After delicious vegetarian meals home-made by lovely Rosa, we let ourselves be enchanted by the beauty of the Alentejo evenings. Following our yoga and meditation classes we would tell real stories or made-up stories, which continued and continued….

Who knows, maybe some will have new chapters to be added during our next Retreat in 2017…

As always, our friends from Regipomo offered a tasting of their very healthy dehydrated vegetables to our participants.

And our Suprise Activity this time was ‘Asana Hunt’. Our participants had to find small notes hidden in the property, which along with an inspirational quotes had some yoga poses. The two winners who found and demonstrated the biggest number of asanas received delicious jams made by Rosa.

All in all, it was a Retreat with great atmosphere and great energy that helped us recharge our batteries! We can hardly wait to see you all next time!


‘We really enjoyed it’

Sandra, Ana i Allenah


‘Discovery of myself through yoga and meditation helped me to be more at peace with myself. It was like entering a world that is hidden deep within each of us.’



‘It was a complete weekend, in good company, with good food, good practice and in a nice, family atmosphere.’